Unfortunately Lily the drug cartels in Central America have more money to spend than the governments there and have subverted both the military and the police forces in those countries. Members of both the military and police are on cartel payrolls and those that don't go along are often targeted for assassination.<quoted text>
Actually I think Carol is in favor of keeping them here. I just can't understand who is going to take care of these children. Those countries have armies; maybe it's time they used them on the drug cartels and killed them all; however I think those leaders are all taking drug money.
I just think if we accept all these children then word spreads like wildfire and we'll have a million Haitians and Cubans on the shores of Florida; and what will we do with them either?
Is it not better to help these people stay in their own countries, with their own families, who speak their own language?
We certainly have our share of people who abuse children in this country. Actually Honduras and Guatemala were on the list obtained from a former professor here who was arrested for child molestation; he had brought a boy of 12 from one of those countries; until the boy finally had the courage to tell the teacher what was happening to him.
The harddrives in his computer had a handbook of where to find hopeless poor families and how to offer them a house and promise a bright future for their sons etc. It's disgusting.
I agree with Pope Francis when he said; "This humanitarian emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, these children be welcomed and protected,"
We have in the past had large influxes of Cubans and Haitians and we survived and many became productive members of society.
I'm sorry to say that Carol is right on this issue and you're wrong.